CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

Data Analysis Briefs

Measuring human services is essential to enhance the quality of life of the people you support, and ensure your organization's success. No matter if you're working to advance employment opportunities and community inclusion, or improve health, safety and security; data should be driving your decision-making. These data briefs share findings on outcomes in the lives of older adults, people with disabilities and those with mental illness.

 

Exercising Voting Rights: People With Disabilities


Exercising Voting Rights: People With Disabilities

CQL has developed a data brief about factors that affect to the likeliness of someone exercising their voting rights, through an analysis of Personal Outcome Measures® interviews.

 

 

State of Transportation For People With Disabilities


The State of Transportation for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Medicaid HCBS Waivers

The purpose of this article is to examine Medicaid HCBS 1915(c) waivers, to see how transportation is provided and the potential effect on community access and integration. This links to the abstract for the full data report, which can be accessed through paid account with SAGE Journals.

 

20 Years Of Personal Outcome Measures®


20 Years Of Personal Outcome Measures®

This data brief provides an initial national view of changes in achieved outcomes during a 20 year period (1993-2003), while POM data was collected.

 

 

Personal Outcome Measures® In The Workplace


Personal Outcome Measures® In The Workplace

Looking at CQL data and the work of others, the case for meaningful and valued employment for people with disabilities is clear and compelling.

 

 

Delphi Survey on Person-Centered Services


Delphi Survey on Person-Centered Services

CQL identifies preliminary information gathering objectives for the What Really
Matters Initiative across service settings for people with mental illness, people who
are elderly, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

 

Personal Outcome Measures National Database

 

Personal Outcome Measures® National Database

CQL reports findings from the national database of the Personal Outcome Measures®, which contain 21 key factors that people receiving services and their families have said are most important to them.

 

 

Responsive Services and Community Life


Responsive Services® and Community Life®

This analysis reveals overall organizational strengths in Accountability and
Person-Centeredness, and identifies challenges for greater systems advocacy.

 

 

Basic Assurances Cornerstones of the Foundation


Basic Assurances®: Cornerstones of the Foundation

CQL identifies the most critical areas for organizational focus and quality improvement efforts, which will lead to increased assurances in health, safety and security for people with disabilities.

 

 

Basic Assurances - Fundamental, Essential, Personal


Basic Assurances®: Fundamental, Essential and Personal

We see encouraging results with regard to areas of dignity, respect and staff responsiveness. These findings also provide further evidence of previously reported concerns about assurances for individual rights and due process.

 

Shared Values - Where Quality Begins


Shared Values - Where Quality Begins

Regardless of the data collected or the instrument used, we continue to see clear evidence of organizational challenges in the areas of Social Capital and Community Membership for people with disabilities. 

 

 

Most Wanted Outcomes


Most-Wanted Outcomes

Fifteen years of data analysis demonstrates again and again that two personal
outcomes remain out of reach for most people with intellectual disabilities –
'People live in integrated environments' and 'People perform different social roles.'

 

 

It's Not Working


It's Not Working

Based on over 6,400 interviews with people with disabilities, we confirm that human service organizations have much left to do as field to ensure that people are choosing where they work.   

 

 

How Did Rights Get So Wrong?


How Did Rights Get So Wrong?

Fewer than half of the people we interviewed are exercising their personally defined priority rights. CQL Accredited organizations do demonstrate the fundamental assurances for protecting people’s rights – policies, practices, and systems.

 

 

Health and Safety


Health and Safety

Our data indicates that health and safety outcomes are more likely to be present when the outcomes of Respect, Intimate Relationships, and Natural Supports are also present.

 

 

Social Capital Index


Social Capital Index

These findings indicate that, for people with disabilities in our sample, Bridging social capital is found to a much less degree than Bonding social capital.  

 

 

CQL Accreditation


CQL Accreditation

CQL presents the results of 14 years of data collection. Over 6,400 people with disabilities were interviewed. CQL determined the presence of each outcome measure for those individuals as part of the CQL Accreditation process.